The 2024 Wild Flower Hotline

New reports released every Friday, March through June!

Call 818 768-1802 ext 7 to hear weekly recorded wild flower reports, narrated by Tom Henschel.

The acclaimed Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline, founded in 1983, offers free weekly online and recorded updates — posted each Friday from March through May — on the best locations for viewing spring wildflowers in Southern and Central California. All locations are on easily accessible public lands and range from urban to wild, distant to right here in Los Angeles. We balance the spectacle of annual flower displays with perennial plants and their spring color.

Read the latest Wild Flower Report:

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wild flower hotline written illustrated report

The Hotline is meant to help people enjoy the unique and beautiful nature of Southern California

While superblooms are a beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, they are also delicate and are easily damaged by human activity, so it is important to enjoy them responsibly and minimize the impact on fragile ecosystems.

Please remember to always…

  • Stay on designated trails
  • Share the trails; be respectful of others
  • Visit on weekdays and/or off-peak hours, if possible
  • Do not collect or trample wildflowers
  • Remember your experience(s) through photos and leave no trace.

Wild Flower Hotline: Past Report Archive

Curious about past Wild Flower Hotline reports? Check out our Report Archive from previous weeks, to previous years.